We had a great time Saturday at the 40th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne. The weather was beautiful, the entertainment grand, the exhibits and demonstrations enlightening, and the food yummy.
We learned a lot about Johnny, as well! John Chapman was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on September 26, 1774. He learned all about apples as a young man working for a neighbor who owned an apple orchard. At age eighteen he headed west. Johnny ran his "apple business" for approximately 50 years in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. He is buried in Fort Wayne at the Archer Cemetery, now known as the Johnny Appleseed Park.